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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Science component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Science
Offered byGippsland School of Information Technology
Course coordinatorAssociate Professor Kai Ming Ting


The Faculty of Information Technology offers a major sequence in information technology which can be included as a science sequence for course 0050 Bachelor of Science. The sequence focuses on the development of computer-based applications, exploring computer technology, programming environments and system development, with a range of more specialised options at level three.


On completion of the sequence in information technology students will have an understanding of:

  • the methods, tools and techniques used in the planning, development and implementation of information products and systems
  • the organisation and operational principles of computer hardware and software.

Students will also have the abilities and skills to:

  • apply the methods, tools and techniques commonly used in the development and implementation of information products and systems to practical problems
  • develop correct, well structured and well documented information products and systems that solve users' needs
  • flexibly and independently apply theoretical knowledge to a range of software and technical environments
  • use a range of approaches for development of information products, services and systems
  • think critically, take responsibility for self-learning, and use a degree of resourcefulness when solving problems.

The units comprising the sequence are taught in Australia (in both on campus and off campus modes), and at Sunway and South Africa, with each location contributing to overall content and teaching design to ensure that the curriculum is genuinely relevant to students from all nations.


Level one

Level two

Level three

  • FIT3002 Applications of data mining
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3046 Operating environments

Sequence requirements

Minor sequence in information technology (24 points)

Major sequence in information technology (48 points)

Note: Students will also be required to complete FIT1004 as a co-requisite for FIT2001.

Requirements for honours in information technology

A student may be admitted to candidature for course 3336 Honours degree of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (offered by the Faculty of Information Technology) if they have satisfied the requirements of a relevant pass degree (including 0050 Bachelor of Science) and obtained a credit (60 per cent) average or above in all units with a distinction (70 per cent) in third year information technology units.

Relevant Courses

+ 0050 Bachelor of Science